Every year we give our premium content members a team-by-team, player-by-player look at the NFL season that was. The coverage will be in-depth, but because the Dynasty Capsule series begins immediately after the season, we won’t use it to discuss free agency or the draft. Come see us in early May once Mr. Irrelevant is off the board for another 32-article series giving you the same detailed discussion you’ll see below.
Buckle up dynasty fans, because you’re about to be reminded why our motto is, “There is no off-season.”
The Falcons finished 7-9 for the second straight season. They improved over the second half, going 6-2 after their week nine bye, and enjoyed a hard-fought victory over the staunch Super Bowl-contending San Francisco 49ers in mid-December. There are significant question marks for 2020 with an aging Matt Ryan, Julio Jones, and Devonta Freeman set to return and the impending free agency of Austin Hooper. Overall, however, there are still plenty of desirable dynasty pieces to covet in Atlanta.
Matt Ryan (ADP: 143.00, QB16)
The veteran signal caller quietly finished as the QB7 in 2019 despite playing in just 15 games. It was Ryan’s seventh QB1 finish in his 12 years in the league.
The Boston College grad was a model of consistency last season, registering QB1 finishes in 11-of-15 games. While he will be 35 entering the 2020 season, there is still some value to be had with Ryan. Currently going off the board as the 16th quarterback, he is all but certain to reward owners with a solid return on their investment.
The emergence of Calvin Ridley combined with the annual dominance displayed by Jones gives us no reason to think there are any signs of slowing down, at least not from a weapons standpoint. The return of talented tight end Hooper would further bolster Ryan’s outlook on the season.